Glaciar Vinciguerra

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Frank Y
Rockingham, Australia80 contributions
Simply stunning
Feb 2020
For a boy from Australia where flat and hot are the norm, this was great. First time up and close to a glacier with Ice that was years old, was so good. We did not realise the mountains were so high.
Written April 23, 2020
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Andy keen
Birmingham, UK1,313 contributions
Ice for the G and T
Feb 2020
Really we have seen rather a few glaciers and walked on several.
Of course they are wonders for sure but I guess once one has seen 10 or so....they are sort of just ice for the G and T.
Written April 15, 2020
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andy
7 contributions
best trekking
Jun 2019 • Solo
expensive but worthy , the cave of the glaciar is something outstanding from other glaciers, so much snow and gratifying views every way in june,
Written June 24, 2019
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Sagar Sharma
India60 contributions
Nice Glaciar Walk
Mar 2018 • Solo
The best place for hikers, awesome trail and heartbreaking view from the top...
Dont miss this one....
Written February 8, 2019
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Fabiane Demonier
Rio de Janeiro, RJ37 contributions
Amazing!
Jan 2019 • Couples
The trekking is really nice, 8 hours walking, a bit hard. Our guide named Pedro was super friendly and taught us nice stuff, he was the best. Stay warm because once you get there it’s really windy and the weather is always cold. I would love to go back.
Written January 14, 2019
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Perdida Outside
Phoenix, AZ27 contributions
Great excursion, poor booking experience
Dec 2018 • Solo
I booked the penguins boat and Estancia Harberton as one excursion thru Trip Advisor. Information was very limited and also plain wrong.
The time in the ticket says 10AM, however the excursion starts at 9 and you are required to be there by 8:30. The tour operator said this keeps happening but nothing is done to fix it.
The excursion that includes Harberton doesn’t seem to go everyday, so if you miss your time, you might miss your excursion all together.
A AR$20 port fee is required. You have to stay in line to pay for it, hence the extra 30 minutes required. This is cash only.
Food onboard is expensive as expected, but you are free to bring your own.
There are no security checks at port or any restrictions on bringing food, alcohol, etc. Otherwise they have a full bar.
The first 3 stops are fairly quick and then it is a long ride to the penguins, over one hour. Well worth it. I recommend bringing zoom lenses or binoculars. The boat gets really close but only the small junior penguins are on the coast. The bigger ones are nesting in land not too far.
There is a photographer onboard that is quite annoying. She is trying to get pics and makes you move out of her way to take pictures of those who are showing interest in buying their pictures.
The boat is nice, comfortable and clean. It is cold outside even in the summer, so bring all your layers.
Once you get to the Estancia, those who paid for that option stay behind and come back by bus arriving back around 6PM, while the others go back by boat and return by 3:30PM.
At the Estancia, everything is cash only and we were not told that in advance so now you know. I found the food surprisingly well priced or on the cheap side. There is a restaurant and a tea house, and again bringing your own food is perfectly fine.
The guided tour was fantastic! Loads of information about the family that really is the history of the island too. Very interested and told in details for over an hour.
The total time is 10 hours! Nowhere in Trip Advisor you get an idea of how long it was going to be. If you, like me, go out on Argentinean time the night before, you’ll need some high dosis of caffeine.
I’m told both the penguins and the estancia can be done in other ways, by car and privately. I’m not sure that’s worth it as this excursion has a great value for your buck ratio, IMHO.
Overall, a great experience!
Written January 3, 2019
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sarahnutmeg
San Juan Island, WA181 contributions
Incredible
Jan 2018 • Solo
I'd never been inside a glacier. I'm really not sure how safe the entire thing was, but I went twice. Two days later one of the caves we had been in had collapsed. Mind blowing. I practically cried standing inside of it- and a gorgeous hike to boot. Use common sense.
Written September 28, 2018
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Lisa F
Durango, CO112 contributions
Great hike and super fun at the top!
Mar 2018 • Family
The hike was steep but loads of fun. At the top, we explored the glacier and ice cave. The trail was very muddy and slippery.
Written March 24, 2018
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JCG
103 contributions
Awesome trekking
Mar 2017
Even though this is not a pretty touristic spot, I highly recommend this route: the trekking experience is wonderful and very complete. It starts with forest, then goes via 'humedales' plenty of heavy mud and finally reaches the rocky mountain part to the lake 'laguna de los tempanos' with the breathtaking sight of the glacier vinciguerra. This is a perfect spot for lunch and a quick (mindful) rest. Once there, go around the lake from the right side, visit the cueva de los tempanos and, if you have the appropriate gear (grampones) and are adventurous enough, you can even climb up (at least a part of) the glacier! AWESOME. The route is marked and the way up is easy to follow. However, it is pretty easy to lose track in the way back. BE ATTENTIVE. Difficulty is moderate-high and I would not recommend it for kids. The total back and forth time is around 7h. And most important. BRING YOUR VERY BEST MOUNTAIN WATER PROOF BOOTS: it is plenty of mud, water and a heavy irregular terrain of roots, rocks, etc. Do not forget water and some food too.
Written March 17, 2017
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Jacqueline S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates97 contributions
Amazing beautiful hike
Nov 2016 • Solo
This was the best hike ever to a really beautiful place! However, I think it might be officially closed, since there were signs saying that, but the gate is open. We had the path in wikiloc which is defintely a good way not to get lost, since a lot of people get lost during this trek. Especially in the beginning when the road splits (take the road on the right). The trek requires good shoes and warm clothing once you reach the lake as the wind is really chilly there. If you walk around the lake you will find ice caves there, but you got to walk through some slippery snow. The path itself can be very muddy and slippery and you might have to hug some trees to get up. The result is so fantastic once you reach the lake and glacier. Sooo worth it.
Written December 2, 2016
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